… the glow of the sun as it sets in Germany- only a few more months away from lots of sunlight!
I found this recipe from one of my favorite blogs Kevin and Amanda and just had to try it! I was a little concerned at first, because I honestly hadn’t ever heard of mascarpone before, and how silly did I feel when I had indeed already eaten this mysterious ingredient in tiramisu!! Well, I was able to find this mascarpone at our local commissary which in itself was a HUGE deal because our commissary is totally not that great, but it is was it is, and the fact that we have one is good enough for me! Ok, back to the food! Since I was able to find the key ingredient it was time for the cooking experiment!
This is what you need:
1 cup butter ( I know, it’s a lot of butter)
3 oz. mascarpone cheese (3 oz. equals 3/8ths of a cup, I googled it)
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla
5-7 crushed Oreo cookies (use 7.. so worth it)
Then you are going to cream the butter and the mascarpone together, add the sugar, after its nice and fluffy add in the egg yolk and vanilla! I like to make sure the egg is nice and mixed in before adding the flour- once the flour is added, if you don’t have a kitchen aid (which I don’t.. hint hint hubby of mine) its going to get very thick so your little hand held beater is going to get a nice work out! Next fold the crushed Oreos into the thickness!
After it is completely mixed go ahead and plop those bad boys onto a cookie sheet- I prefer using parchment paper on top of my cookie sheets because it makes for such an easy clean up (we are going for less dishes here people!)
oh and please excuse my lovely cook books in the background!
Bake at 325* for 12-15 minutes and then cool them on a cookie sheet… and as my 2 1/2 year old would say…
a very light and fluffy cookie! My girls loved them and so did everyone else that had them! Try them, let me know how you liked them.. and in the mean time check out Kevin and Amanda’s blog its fantastic!
Due to the prize not being claimed another winner was chosen-
My favorite would be the season Venti Caramel Brulee. Love the little crystals they put on top.
Congratulations Jen! Thank you to all of you that entered! Jen you have 48 hours to contact me and claim your prize before another winner will be chosen. I hope that you enjoy your gift card!! Thank you to all of you that participated! $
For all you ladies that are registered with FitPregnancy, you might have received this email today… how AWESOME is this? If you haven’t heard of “udder covers”- they are fantastic, I had one with my daughter over 2 1/2 years ago and I loved it! I would recommend this product to anyone- especially if all you are paying is shipping! @$
My twins would LOVE these. I really like the Mulberry Flower on Pink pattern!
Thank you to all of you that entered! Kristen you have 48 hours to contact me and claim your choice of a sheet of nail shields before another winner will be chosen. I hope that you love them as much as the girls in my house! Thank you to all of you that participated, and a special thank you to Jamberry Nails for hosting my first giveaway! $
So, that cute little girl in the picture on “Wordless Wednesday” well, she has been sick. Not the oh, she has the sniffles and a cough that will get better in a few days sick… but one that has been D R A G G I N G out for weeks. First off I guess one thing to know is that we live in Germany, and during the winter months thousands ( ok- that might be a slight exaggeration), make that hundreds of people get this obnoxious cough that seems to go away upon the arrival of Spring.. So what is that? Like 4 months! The doctors on base always say “ there isn’t much I can do for you, every kids is getting sick… “ REALLY? Because I would really like to know how to prevent this “German Cough” as it has been dubbed my our growing family. Now, add the slightly annoying cough to a fever (when the kid is flippin freezing to the touch, fyi), no desire to eat food, the continually notification that she has “bees” in her ears, and oh lets not forget the INSOMNIA. Gross. Poor Koko hasn’t slept a good night in 2 weeks. So. Neither. Has. Mommy.
Knowing that the clinic on the base was going to say “ well, we have no appointments available today, or for the next 3 days… keep an eye on her and if it gets worse take her to the nearest Emergency Room.” I made the only appointment I could get which happened to be Friday. Here is the dr’s report:
2 1/2 year old cough, fever, congestion, earache, and insomnia.. well it sounds like “ a cross between a really bad cold, and the flu.” REALLY Dr. ?? Cuz I am pretty sure we could have made that judgment call… hence the reason we are here, what the heck can do to make her feel better.. “ I am going to prescribe some Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, saline drops, and some ear drops… switch off between the Tylenol and Motrin for fevers, give her Benadryl for the congestion, and that should also put her to sleep for the night, (thanks doc. I don’t want to drug the kid to sleep… I want her BETTER!), put the drops in her ears 3-4 times a day and use the saline as needed.. if she isn’t better in a week, make another appointment.”
WOW. poor girl.
Any suggestions on what I can do to speed up the process of my little bean?
Koko get better STAT! And we will get those bees outta your ear one way another!
yes this is more of a rant then a rave.. the life of a mom, right?! In other news, I hope that everyone is having a marvelous Saturday! $
I will announce the winner of our first giveaway courtesy of Jamberry Nails tomorrow- Stay tuned!
Texas Type A Mom has given me the Stylish Blogger Award! This is the first blog award I have received which is a pretty awesome thing since my little micro speck of the internet hasn’t been around for very long! Thanks Texas Type A Mom for this fun award, if you haven’t already, go check out Texas Type A Mom and enter her first giveaway- $25 GC to CSNstores!!
Here are the rules to getting this award:
- Thank and link back to the person who awarded you the award.
- Share 7 things about yourself.
- Award 15 other bloggers.
- Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
7 Things About Me:
- I have 2 daughters, ages 6 & 2 1/2 … and am looking forward to the arrival of our first baby boy in May!
- I live in Germany, courtesy of the US Marine Corps! 2 years down, with only 11 1/2 months left!
- I am obsessed with Elephants! I have been collecting elephant paraphernalia since I was a wee one!
- I have a great desire to give service to others! It makes me happy when I am helping someone else!
- I love to drink the juice from both dill pickle and banana pepper jars! (I LOVE Vinegar)
- I love love love flip flops! I will wear them until there are a few inches of snow out… after that I can’t risk getting frost bite!
- I have been in love with the Backstreet Boys since I was 13 years old!
Since my blog is pretty much a newborn, I am pretty excited that I was chosen to for this cute award… but I do think that there are many talented bloggers out there that probably deserve this award more then I do! Thanks again Texas A Type Mom!!
15 bloggers that deserve the stylish blogger award:
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2010 is done and gone, so in light of 2011, I thought the best way to kick off the New Year, was by having our first giveaway… from
I have just fallen in love with the products from Jamberry Nails, which as you might remember was my very first product review [found here] … they are the latest and greatest way to decorate and accessorize your nails!
The lovely ladies from Jamberry Nails sent me a sheet of nail shields to try out again, and this time I used my 6 year old to be my tester, and I have to say it was a LOT easier then having her sit and have me paint her nails!!
You can purchase your very own nail shields online at Jamberry Nails for $15.00!
WIN it HERE: Jamberry Nails is offering one lucky reader a sheet of there nail shields right here at Raenbows and Mud Puddles!
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